2022.05.25 Part 1 Seafaring Series | Commercial Fishing by Land and by Sea


12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | Julia Bergquist, LCSW and Monique Coombs, Community Programs Director, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association

Do you provide care to workers and their families from the commercial fishing industry and wonder if you could serve them more effectively with a greater understanding of their profession and way of life?  If yes, this 4 Part Seafaring Series is for you.

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In collaboration with Southern Midcoast Communities for Prevention and Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, CCSME is offering four weekly one hour Webinars that will address specific challenges to the health and livelihood of workers in the commercial fishing industry, and provide resources for both providers and their clients. The series will conclude with an instructor lead case analysis.

2022.05.25 | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | Part 1 Seafaring Series | Commercial Fishing by Land and by Sea | 1 Contact Hour
Part 1 will address the impact of climate change, access to the waterfront, fishing markets, and physical and mental health care, and opportunities for future generations of workers in the industry.

Learning Outcome Participants will be able to identify industry specific challenges that affect either the mental or physical health of individuals who earn their living from fishing.

About the Presenters
Julia Bergquist, LCSW Julia Bergquist operates as a Brunswick area private practice clinician, Bates College counselor, and as a Mental Health Coordinator at Oasis Free Clinics in Brunswick. Julia’s role at Oasis includes connecting Oasis patients to pro bono mental health services and case management resources. Read more

Monique Coombs Monique is the director of Community Programs for the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association (MCFA). MCFA is an industry-driven nonprofit working with fishermen to restore the fisheries in the Gulf of Maine and sustain Maine’s fishing communities for future generations.
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Contact Hours

  • 1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
  • 1 Category I contact hour  forsychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • 1 contact hour pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors


  • Criteria for Successful Completion 100% Attendees required to attend and be present in the training session, and to complete the course evaluation. Partial credit will not be awarded.

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